Giraffe Facts – Fun and Interesting Facts About Giraffe

Giraffe Facts for Kids

Males and female giraffes eat from different parts of the same tree, and this avoids competition between the males and females.

Calves for the first four to five months congregate in nursery groups called crèches to rest and play while mother forage in the distance.

Male giraffe is both heavier and taller than the female giraffe.

Giraffes sleep for about 2 hours per day.

The average lifespan of giraffes in the wild is 25 years.

Giraffe is the tallest mammal in the world.

Giraffes after their birth can stand within half an hour and can actually run after 10 hours.

Giraffes spend most of their time standing up, they do many activities while standing like sleeping and they even give birth while standing.

Just like human fingerprints, no two giraffes have the same spot pattern.

Giraffes are sociable peaceful animals that rarely fight. Males are observed to perform ‘necking’ where they will hit necks. However it won’t last for more than a couple of minutes and seldom lead to injuries.